Tinnitus Awareness Week Talking Points
Talking Points to Help You Raise Awareness About Tinnitus
These short, to-the-point messages can be used when speaking to others about tinnitus and National Tinnitus Awareness Week. They help validate that tinnitus is a real condition that many people experience and help communicate that ATA’s commitment and mission to cure tinnitus is the way to silence.
- The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) funds and advocates for research that will cure tinnitus.
- ATA is a valuable resource for people who are trying to be proactive about their tinnitus, find help or just want more information about tinnitus.
- ATA is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that can be reached at (800) 634-8978 or found on the Web at ATA.org.
- ATA is the largest member-based research funding organization in the United States. The grants that ATA has funded have led to great breakthroughs in understanding and treating tinnitus. All of ATA’s ability to fund research grants comes from the generosity of individuals. They receive no government funding and no private grants.
- Tinnitus and “ringing in the ears” is the same thing. Tinnitus is a real condition and in most cases can be treated by properly trained health professionals. There is no reason to just “live with it.”
- Research toward cures for tinnitus is ongoing. The scientific community believes that cures are possible and will be found with increased focus on funding research. If you don’t have tinnitus now, protect your hearing from exposure to loud noise.Tinnitus is often preventable with a little common sense and awareness.
Use three simple guidelines:
- Turn down the volume
- Walk away from loud noise
- Use earplugs
Use these additional facts to further explain why supporting ATA’s mission to cure tinnitus is so important right now and how you and others can be involved.